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Hurricane Harvey

Black Businesses and Supporters Offer Harvey Aid in Spite of Own Obstacles

Larger black-owned companies and entities that advocate, do business with and support small black owned…

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Financial Relief Underway for Black Homeowners and Entrepreneurs Recovering from Harvey

As the waters recede, it's time to rebuild

Some observers have estimated that Harvey in final damages could exceed $100 billion.
FEMA estimates that…

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How to Get an SBA Disaster Loan After Hurricane Harvey

Everything you need to know

The funds from an SBA loan are to be used to pay for uninsured damages…

By Samara Lynn

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Houston Black Chamber Establishes Relief Fund for Harvey-Ravaged Black Businesses

Donate to help black-owned businesses in Houston or get assistance as a Houston-based business

The Greater Houston Black Chamber is setting up the GHBC Foundation 501c3 Relief Fund to…

By Samara Lynn

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Everyone can do something to help

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

By Samara Lynn

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Echoing Katrina, Harvey Threatens to Devastate Houston’s Black-Owned Businesses

There is likely a long, painful road to recovery ahead for the black businesses that survive

A furious and unforgiving storm, Hurricane Harvey, threatens to derail the incredible progress made by…

By Samara Lynn

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Entrepreneurs Summit

The 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit Daily: Day 1

The annual Black Enterprise conference kicked off with a bang!

Hundreds of business owners traveled across the country to Houston, Texas, on May 17 for…

By Selena Hill

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African American politicians

Keeping the Doors of Opportunity Open for Black Businesses in Houston

African American politicians are working to keep business open for blacks in the conservative state

One politician who has seen the dramatic political shifts on the local, state, and county…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Carlecia Wright

See How This Financial Maverick is Helping Black Businesses Grow in Houston

Carlecia Wright is helping to turn Houston into the capital of diverse business innovation

In her role as director of the Office of Business Opportunity, Carlecia Wright helps foster…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Kase Lawal

Kase Lawal is One of the Biggest Power Players in Houston’s Oil Industry

Lawal is chairman of the only energy company that is controlled by African Americans on the New York Stock Exchange

Nigerian-born Kase Lawal represents one of Houston’s greatest power sources. He serves as chairman of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Gerald B. Smith

BE 100s CEO Gerald B. Smith Talks Building Business in Houston

Houston is booming with successful black business leaders such as Gerald B. Smith

BE spoke exclusively with Gerald B. Smith, a native Houstonian who has become a major…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos Seeks Input from Black Education Blogger

U.S. Education Secretary came across as ready to listen

Rhames also spoke directly with the secretary by phone for a solid hour and says…

By Robin White Goode

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Economic Facts

Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 11

Wealthy school districts raise millions for their own kids—and it’s a tax write-off

Once state and federal spending are included in the example of Texas school districts above,…

By Robin White Goode

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Women’s History Month: Jacqueline Glass At the Well

Founder of At the Well Conferences Inc. provides safe space for bright girls of color

Jacqueline Glass, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, is founder of At the Well Conferences…

By Robin White Goode

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Urges Court to Count All People in State Redistricting

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Today That Threatens to Fundamentally Alter Legislative Representation

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund supports retaining current legislative processes and not redistricting schemes that…

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Fort Worth,Texas, Welcomes First African American Police Chief

Joel Fitzgerald says he's ready to listen and embrace new ideas from the community

Joel Fitzgerald, former police chief of Missouri City near Houston and, most recently, Allentown, Pennsylvania,…

By Courtney Connley

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Truancy No Longer a Crime in Texas

New law checks flow to school-to-prison pipeline

Truancy is no longer a crime in Texas, the state that generated 200,000 truancy cases…

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The Weekend Update: June 8th

Texas police arrive at a teenage pool party, making headlines

McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller says, “Having seen the YouTube video, I am disturbed and concerned…

By Michael Tolbert

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This Day In History: White Supremacist John King Sentenced to Death

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd. Jr. was murdered by three white supremacists in Jasper,…

By Cristie Leondis

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Students Due to Ebola

Navarro College denies international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases

Texas college in hot water for rejecting Nigerian students due to Ebola outbreak

By Courtney Connley

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

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